Tag: hal finney

Oct 13 2021

The Quest For Digital Cash

How Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin project married the concepts of digital cash and digital gold and how pioneering cryptographer Adam Back continues the work of making it a better tool for freedom.One summer day in August 2008, Adam Back got an email from Satoshi Nakamoto.It was the first time Nakamoto had reached out to anyone about a new project that the pseudonymous...

Aug 28 2021

Remembering Bitcoin Pioneer Hal Finney (May 4, 1956 – August 28, 2014)

Aug 28 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  anniversary culture hal finney rpow

Seven years ago today, Bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney passed away from complications of ALS. He’ll always be remembered for “running bitcoin.”Seven years ago today, legendary computer programmer and recipient of the first-ever Bitcoin transaction Hal Finney passed away as a result of complications of ALS.Finney worked as a video game developer and then as a developer for PGP Corporation, an early...

May 04 2021

Running Bitcoin: A Sculpture Celebrating Hal Finney’s 65th Birthday

A touching sculpture dedication pays tribute to the legendary cryptographer Hal Finney and his love of running. “Running Bitcoin” is a sculpture in commemoration of Hal Finney — celebrating his 65th...

Nov 26 2020

Previously Unpublished Emails of Satoshi Nakamoto Present a New Puzzle

Nov 26 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin hal finney people satoshi nakamoto tech

The emails between Satoshi and Hal Finney come from Bitcoin’s earliest days. They show how closely the cryptocurrency’s creator collaborated with early supporters at the time.

Aug 28 2020

Our Hero Hal: Fundraising For A Bitcoin Visionary

Hal Finney is remembered as one of the early pioneers of Bitcoin, a peer-to- peer electronic cash system, and an advocate for widespread use of cryptography to help enhance people's privacy. Finney was one of the biggest defenders and supporters of Bitcoin from its earliest days. He rose...

The Genesis Files: How Hal Finney’s Quest For Digital Cash Led To RPOW (And More)

Once described by PGP creator Phil Zimmerman as “the Mister Rogers of cryptography,” Hal Finney (1956) was known for his relentlessly uplifting spirit. He carried a positive perspective on life with him even when amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) paralyzed his entire body, until the Bitcoin pioneer ultimately passed away from the disease on August 28,...

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